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Quote subu76 Replybullet Posted: 13/Dec/2010 at 6:05pm
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haha. I had similar experience of Bata store on Ashram Road (Ahmedabad)
2. Bata's hush puppies are most preferred in high end product line in terms of comfort and design.
 
I was about to post a very similar observation.
I've never seen more than 1-2 customers in a Bata Showroom.
 
I think Bata sells it's Hush Puppies through other retail outlets and it's own retail story is not working out.
 
Maybe Relaxo stores in B grade town do brisk business then?
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Quote CHINKI Replybullet Posted: 13/Dec/2010 at 6:08pm
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Chinki, how is Relaxo compared to Bata?
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Bata is very well known brand but badly managed. It is getting higher valuations because of its real estate properties.

Comparatively, Relaxo, spreading slowly, margins are good and ROE & Working Capital ratio is good.

Management is conservative and hold more than 75% in the company.

They will do better in FY12 as rubber/other raw material prices comes down.

With the increase in Sparx and Flite brands in its sales, its margins would be affected to minimum during next commodities cycle.

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Quote karn Replybullet Posted: 13/Dec/2010 at 6:10pm
How are their (Relaxo) slippers? I have never used their product. So please provide feedback. I think slippers are sold more than shoe and has higher profit margin as a product. Remember that blue slipper from bata? everyone used to have one.
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Quote CHINKI Replybullet Posted: 13/Dec/2010 at 6:20pm
Relaxo is quite famous in N. India where as Bata is known all over India.

Relaxo was earlier only a Hawai slipper but now getting into School Shoes, Sports Shoes & other segments.
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Quote SleepyInvestor Replybullet Posted: 13/Dec/2010 at 9:31pm
Relaxo's product quality is very good. In fact the brand equity is built around it's product quality & durability.
 
Slippers (hawai chappal, blue slipper) or flip flops are indeed huge in volumes but margins are on lower side. the higher value added products have higher margins.
 
Relaxo has been an innovator in the segment. Even 15-20 years back it introduced lot of colors beyond the blue in Hawai chappal segment.
 
In North India, it outsold Bata in the Hawai chappl segment even a decade back. Today it is mcuh larger..........
 
In North India, people of this generation - everyone would have used a Relaxo chappal.....................
 
 
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Quote excel_monkey Replybullet Posted: 13/Dec/2010 at 9:49pm
I think the cost of Chinese imports would go up (because of Yuan appreciation and internal consumption in China)giving further advantage to Indian manufacturers

like what has happened in textiles
I have never in my investment life seen textile stocks performing the way they have performed in last 2 years

there is something structural happening here
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Quote nannu_68 Replybullet Posted: 14/Dec/2010 at 7:25pm
Does Tata foray into footwear under brand name 'TASHI' come under Trent??
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Quote SleepyInvestor Replybullet Posted: 20/Dec/2010 at 2:55pm
Natural rubber to remain on boil as demand outpaces output
Newswire18 / Kochi December 17, 2010, 0:56 IST

Domestic users of natural rubber, reeling under the impact of record prices, have to gear up for another round of high rates in calendar 2011 due to the yawning gap between demand and supply but the trend in crude oil prices would also have a bearing on their fortunes.

India, the second top consumer and fourth largest producer of natural rubber in the world, is bedevilled by a widening supply squeeze in the last two years and industry experts see no early respite on this front.

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As a result, prices of natural rubber, which rose to record high of Rs 203-205 a kg in 2010, would stay high and the rising trend is likely to continue through most of the new year, they said.

But any move by the government to slice import duties on natural rubber could alter the situation, trade officials said.

Similarly, prices of crude oil would also leave its imprint on rubber prices. Prices of natural rubber and crude oil have a co-relation as synthetic rubber, a replacement for natural rubber, depends on the price of crude oil.

Crude oil prices have risen to around $90 a barrel, and are expected to remain firm as demand expands.

India’s natural rubber output in 2011 is projected to move up 4.3 per cent to 890,000 tonnes, while demand may rise five per cent to 1 million tonnes from 952,000 tonnes, according to initial estimates made by the Jakarta-based Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.

According to the association, demand and supply gap next year should be near 110,000 tonnes. Trade and industry, however, expect the gap to be wider at 150,000 tonnes.

Price
The tyre industry, the main consumer of natural rubber, is not optimistic of any major relief in rubber prices in the year ahead.

“I don’t see any major shifts in rubber price at least till the first half of 2011,” said Rajiv Budhraja, secretary general, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association.

Prices are likely to hover around high levels of Rs 200 a kg in the year ahead, said N Radhakrishnan, president, Cochin Rubber Merchants’ Association.

According to the present scenario, a major downtrend in price is likely only in the event of a sharp demand crunch, he pointed out.

“The chances of such developments are remote,” he added.

But Radhakrishnan said the rate of increase in price would be limited in 2011 compared with 2010.

“We may not see an increase of 80-90 per cent on year as happened this year,” he added.

The central government’s response to demands for cutting import duty on natural rubber to 7.5 per cent from 20 per cent is one factor likely to impact prices early next year.

Delhi High Court has asked the central government to file its response to a series of petitions filed by industry bodies in this regard. The case is posted for hearing on February 10.

Rubber prices staying around Rs 200 a kg during the peak production season is a matter of concern, Budhraja said adding that the situation could deteriorate in the lean months.

Output
Trade is also sceptical about projections of increased output by official agencies such as the Rubber Board.

“We are not convinced by the optimistic projections of increase in output,” said Budhraja.

Rubber Board projects an increase in output in the beginning of the year, but then makes downward revision towards the end of the year, he said.

This has been happening during the last two years, he added.

In 2009-10, the board had initially projected output at over 850,000 tonnes but later on scaled it down to 831,400 tonnes, a decline of 3.8 per cent on year.

According to G Mohanachandran, joint director, Rubber Board, production is expected to be higher on year with the tapping area likely to increase by nearly 11,000 hectares in 2011 as trees planted in 2003-04 have reached maturity.

Mohanachandran, however, admitted that the board would make a downward correction on its output and demand projection for 2010-11 (April-March), but did not give any reason. Rubber Board has currently projected output at 893,000 tonnes and demand at 978,000 tonnes.

Apart from demand and supply situation, factors such as trends in Asian markets like Bangkok and Tokyo may also influence the price, traders said.

The impact of climate change has left its impact on the rubber sector during the last two years. Unusually heavy rains or extreme dry climate has impacted rubber output in all major producing countries in South East Asia as well as India.

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